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Berry Highland West

9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Pat Whiting

September 26, 1950April 27, 2020
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Pat Whiting of Knoxville,TN went to her heavenly home on April 27, 2020. Pat was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as Captain. She received the National Defense Service Medal during her time of service. Pat also served in Okinawa caring for POW's as they were released from Vietnam. She worked as an oncology nurse and held the hand of many during their last days. She worked as an RN for over 40 years and was proud of work. She had a gift of compassion and the ability to share peace and comfort with those she cared for. Pat was very strong in her faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Pat is survived by husband Bruce Whiting; daughter, Jaime Haynes and husband Ryan; granddaughters, Emma and Olivia; stepmother; two sisters, three brothers, several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Due to the restrictions placed in regards to Covid-19, there will be a Call of Convenience on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 9:00am - 2:00pm. The private funeral and graveside service will be live streamed on the Berry Highland West Facebook page beginning at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

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  • Call of Convenience

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Peter Tiefenbacher

May 11, 2020

Hi Patsy;

I just found out today that you have been taken away, it made me very sad and feeling a loss, and remembering so many times we have shared both laughs and serious moments on Social Media among so many mutual friends we have had together for a long time.
You will be missed, not just by all of us you mingled with, but also your wonderful family and so many friends you had everywhere; and what a beautiful tribute I have seen in your Obituary.
You were a lovely daughter, sister, wife, Mother, Grandmother, and also an essential worker by every meaning of that term, and near the end you were such a brave woman, with such grace, determination and passion, and you always had your hope and dream that one day our World will put caring, integrity and kindness as priorities above all else.
All that being said, and as I add this, I can't help sensing and feeling like you are right around me this moment as your spirit soars through all the Heavens above, where I am sure you have found a peace, warmth and enlightenment and all the answers so many of us seek upon living and never seem to find through all our distractions and noise.
May you rest in peace knowing you touched many who will remember you as the unique, lovely person we all knew as Patsy.

Carmel Ellis

May 11, 2020

Dear Patsy, you were an Earth Angel who has gone to her rightful place in Heaven. I was blessed to have had you enter my life even in a small way. You were spirited, courageous, strong, kind, giving with a beautiful soul and a beautiful face. I know that you are in the hands of God and are no longer in physical pain which is a comfort. I know how hard you battled. Today I will light a candle for you but also to plant yellow sunflowers in my garden as they were one of your favourites. My tears for you will help them grow as they drip onto the petals in your memory. Rest in peace dear one, the World has lost a human foundation of what made it great and good.xxxx

Stacey Abrams

May 1, 2020

From Stacey and Franz - we love you Aunt Pat and we will surely miss you here on this earth. You were always vivacious, full of life and laughter, and a server to others. You were the light of your family and now a light in the heavens. We celebrate your life and honor your memory.

God bless Uncle Bruce and the family. We love you all and pray the loving arms of the Father wrap around and give the family peace during this time.

CHERYL AND RUEBEN BRIGGS

May 1, 2020

PAT WAS A SPECIAL SISTER, WHOM WE LOVED DEARLY.
WHEN BRUCE BOUGHT HER HOME HER SMILE LIT THE WHOLE
ROOM UP. WE FOUND HER SOUTHERN CHARM AND WIT
A BLESSING AND LOVED HER SOUTHERN ACCENT, ESPECIALLY
ON THE TELEPHONE. SHE WAS AN ANGEL IN LIFE AND NOW WITH THE LORD. SHE WILL BE MISSED!

Janet Brpwm

April 30, 2020

Bruce, Jaime, Olivia & Emma,

So very sorry for your loss. Patsy was such a kind lady. My hugs, and thoughts to you all. May your memories help you through this time of sorrow.

Laura Gillam

April 30, 2020

Sending our extended family lots of love during this terrible time. Pat was a wonderful granny, mother, mother-in-law, and wife - she will be greatly missed.

Love, Laura, Jarrod, Madison and Hunter Gillam

Mick Brown

April 30, 2020

Bruce and family,

Thinking of you and your family these days. Life passes by so fast.
You are approximately 9 years older then me but I have a lot of good memories of our family picnics, and water skiing. I remember Sheila and I coming down to Ft Collins, CO. when you and Pat lived there. Thank you to both for that pleasant memory. I too, remember Pat being very vivacious and full of life. May all of these memories comfort you with your loss.

Kathryn Helton

April 30, 2020

You will always be Mama Bear. I am so thankful to have known you and be loved by you.
There’s no question you have all of Heaven erupting in laughter. 💕 You knew how to liven a room up quick with your presence.
Love you so much Mama Bear. Rest peacefully in the arms of the Father.

Linda Gaskins

April 29, 2020

Pat was one of my dearest friends from sixth grade. Life sent us in different directions, but we reconnected several years ago, to my great joy, on social media. As much of that 40 year gap as possible was filled with brief notes, pictures, and a couple of treasured but brief face-to-face visits. She had so much love for her family and friends, and our hearts break because we loved her so much. Hold on to your precious memories. Love and prayers.

Cathy Manning Ward

April 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about Patsy. She was a fun loving, sweet lady. She will be missed.

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